97% of us think that financial education in school is important...
but only 40% of us had it.
If you feel as though you missed out on life's financial lessons, you are not alone. Scroll down to hear what other people have to say about their knowledge of finance. And learn some practical tips and ideas for grown-ups that hopefully won't make you feel like you're back in Maths at school!
You just don't learn anything practical about money
Anna tells us how money is only ever experienced as a feeling and not something we are taught, even as adults, and Taz explains how her nephew is already falling into the pitfalls of online shopping despite having no concept of real world money. These pages share a few tips to help bridge the information gap so many of us feel.
Money can be a baffling and dense topic to unpick, taking more time and energy than many of us have. The good news is that there are lots of free resources, tools and calculators around which can help answer the important questions and get you back on track.
Holly's tip: "Many people put off saving because they don't know where to start. If you are interested in a stocks and shares ISA but don't know how to go about this, read up on so-called 'multi-asset' funds. These are like the ready-meals of the investment world - pre-assembled collections of global investments which are managed for you on an ongoing basis for you.
If you have children there are some nice apps to help manage pocket money and budgeting - I use GoHenry with my kids and they love their customised bank cards!"
Here are some ideas for younger people to help you to start to think about getting money smart. Time is a massively powerful ally so don't be afraid to start young and start small.
Every year, BlackRock ask people from all over the world, including the UK, how they think and feel about their financial health.
This year, they went deeper than ever before to understand the connection between our financial health and well-being.
Conducted at a time of unique political, cultural and social upheaval, this edition of BlackRock’s Investor Pulse seeks to better understand how these forces affect financial health.
They asked you about your experiences with financial education. Here is what you said:
Visit BlackRock to learn more about Investor Pulse.